Quotes are a concise and easy way to get a quick boost of motivation, inspiration, encouragement. Here are some of my favorites:

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The world, we are told, was made especially for man–a presumption not supported by all the facts.” – John Muir

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“Logic will get you from A to B; imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

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“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams

“I didn’t come this far to only come this far.” – Unknown

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

“Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem for you personally.” – David Gaider

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

“If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“All generalizations are false, including this one.” – Mark Twain

“It is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.” – Walt Whitman

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.” – Victor Hugo

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“Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

“Education: that which reveals to the wise–and conceals from the stupid–the vast limits of their knowledge.” – Mark Twain

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” – Henry David Thoreau

“What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

“Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and getting hit by an airplane.” – Unknown

“The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.” – Zig Ziglar

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” – Edward Abbey

“Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.” – Les Brown

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

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“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” – Yogi Berra

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castenada

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.” – John Quincy Adams

“Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.” – Winston Churchill

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Many people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they are 75.” – Benjamin Franklin

“When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” – Unknown

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry S. Haskins

“To those devoid of imagination, a blank place on a map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” – Aldo Leopold

“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” – Winston Churchill

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” – Albert Einstein

“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you’ll be a mile from them, and you’ll have their shoes.” – Jack Handy

“Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” – Robert Heinlein